posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 07:00 PM
I was just thinking about this seal and how far south it's traveled.
It reminded me of another beautiful arctic animal being found around the sound and in Oregon.
I read an article a few weeks ago about snowy owls traveling here. I made a comment to my husband that maybe when he graduates this summer, he can
help track them. Their so beautiful that I want to find them and take photos.
One of many articles written in the last week
about snowy owls in the state
So i'm wondering why they are here.
Are they trying to tell us that Washington State is becoming more like their home climate? It has been wintry this past week, but not the weeks before
when the owls were showing up.
Do these animals use magnetic field to get around, and now they are getting confused?
Is up north become so cold or changed so much that they can't find their normal food, so they migrate south for more food?
Are they fleeing change, such as radiation contamination (as a previous poster mentioned), severe pollution, or something geological? The seal was
found near the mouth of the Duwamish, a very polluted area but I don't know if the creature was sick. The owls have been found everywhere..
ETA: I may do some research and create another thread to get expert opinions.
edit on 21-1-2012 by collietta because: (no reason given)